Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 24 months
The Materials Research and Technology (MRT) Department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is seeking to appoint a Core Technologies Leader to support the department strategy that aims at leveraging scientific results towards science-based technology innovation. As part of a Research and Technology Organization (RTO), the Materials Research and Technology Department develops Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) that underpin a wide range of products in strategic EU value chains and provide innovative solutions to societal challenges. MRT mainly addressed three EU KETs: Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing and focused its research on “new or improved” materials that provide a distinct performance advantage in comparison to the commonly used materials. Activities embrace the development, production or integration of advanced materials and equipment or system dedicated to the synthesis and the characterization of such materials. KETs having applications in multiple industries in both emerging and traditional sectors, this approach is particularly suitable for Luxembourg which features a significant number of large, medium-size and small industrial companies covering a broad range of sectors (transport, electronic, energy, cleantech, glass, buildings, cosmetics, metallurgy, space, equipment processing/engineering, health tech and others etc.). MRT aims at being active all along the materials value chain (from Raw Materials to semi-finished to end-products) that includes advanced capabilities in mature manufacturing, and the materials integration into advanced product technologies truly enabling the industrial innovation. In that context, the core technologies leader plays a pivotal role.
The department MRT is currently composed of about 190 collaborators and is engaged into the following activities:
The Advanced Characterization Platform namely develops analytical imaging approaches to investigate the chemical composition of any type of material from the micrometre to nanometre scale. During the past few years we have been developing, in particular, molecular imaging based of the complementarity of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/ionization coupled to High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (MALDI HRMS) and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS).
In the frame of an industrial partnership co-funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (fnr.lu), with Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique, a world leader in pharmaceutics and dermo-cosmetics, we are looking for a highly motivated candidate.
The candidate will develop and apply molecular analyses methods (chromatography and imaging) applicable to biological tissue samples with a focus on skin inflammation related to UV exposure and inflammatory skin diseases.
She/he will actively participate to the development of new multi-modal imaging methodologies and data handling in interaction with the molecular analysis team. The responsibilities of the candidate will also include: